Intercultural Centre

We offer workshops, volunteer opportunities, intercultural competency training, and events that engage you with your campus and your community.

Fostering inclusion and meaningful connections

The Intercultural Centre (IC) provides opportunities for all learners to take part in events, activities and workshops that engender respect, inclusion, creativity, teamwork and resilience, as part of Bow Valley College’s “Open Doors – Open Minds” strategy.
Visit us in room N322 of North Campus, or reach out to us at


Intercultural Competence

We offer programming to support you in developing introductory skills in intercultural competence. Our events, activities and workshops focus on building self-awareness, learning new and diverse perspective, and engaging with difference. 

Engaged Citizenship

Get involved at your campus and in your community! Whether it’s learning something new about your community through one of our presentations, or teaching your fellow learners about something you are passionate about, or helping out a local organization, we provide opportunities for you to volunteer, develop new skills, and have meaningful interactions with those around you.

Global Mindset

The Intercultural Centre’s programming encourages the College community to see itself as part of an interconnected world. Through our events, activities and workshops, we strive to develop thinking that is truly global.


Join the ICan Crew

If you’re looking for opportunities to volunteer, meet new people, learn new skills, and gain new perspectives, join the ICan Crew!

To get involved:

IC Events and Workshops

Speed Friending - May 10, 12:30 p.m. (in-person; students only)

The Intercultural Centre brings you our icebreaker event! Would you like to meet some fellow students? Join us for this interactive, fun and fast-paced event. In-person at the Intercultural Centre (activity will be about one-hour). Space is limited! Click here for more info or to register.

Bees of Alberta - May 17, 12:30 p.m. (hybrid event; open to students, employees)

Did you know Alberta has more than 300 bee species? What are native pollinators and why are they important? What can YOU do to help our little friends? Join Megan Evans from Alberta Native Bee Council for the answers to these and more questions. Join us at the Intercultural Centre or online in MS Teams. Click here for more info or to register.

Teach Your Talent: Fencing - May 17, 12:30 p.m. (hybrid event; open to students, employees)

Don’t miss out on this exciting and unique experience of LEARNING HOW TO PLAY THE FENCING WAY with May! Appreciate the origins and the basic rules of Fencing, and get the chance to wear the gear!  This session will be presented by BVC student and fencer, May Montenegro in-person at the Intercultural Centre and simultaneously online in MS Teams (in-person will be optimal for this presentation). Click here for more info or to register.

Teach Your Talent: Learner led workshops


Workshops delivered at the Intercultural Centre


ICan Crew learner volunteers

IC Voice: Share ideas with your peers

Alexis Saulteaux

"I find that volunteering is important to help grow as a person. I started because I needed a change. It has helped me to step outside of my comfort zone."

Alexis Saulteaux

ICan Crew Volunteer, Aboriginal Upgrading Program

Intercultural Centre volunteers

Intercultural Centre

Bow Valley College
North Campus, Room N322
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2G 4V1


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